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Andrew Matheou is the managing director, capital markets at BMO Capital Markets. He has 17 years of experience in revenue growth, market strategy, transformation, people management, and risk management. He has worked at BMO Capital Markets for 9 years and before that he worked at Deloitte. He attended Chicago Booth ADP in 2018-2019 and shares his experience of the program.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE CHICAGO BOOTH ADP?

I think that at any time in someone’s career you need a bit of an inflection point to think about what you’re doing now, where you are, and where you want to get to in the future. And I think it becomes difficult to do that in your day to day because you’re so busy with life and busy with your job. For me it was beneficial to step back, walk away a little bit, and have some dedicated time to sit back and reflect on where I am or where I want to go. So I think this is a great opportunity for me to kind of hit pause a little bit so that I can look towards the future and move forward in a new direction, or a different direction, or leverage what I’ve already learned into something bigger and better.

WHAT DID YOU GAIN FROM INTERACTING WITH YOUR PEER GROUP?

The peer group interaction was really fantastic. There was a great diversity in the group with people coming from various industries, big and small organizations and with diverse experience levels, which is what I was keenly looking for in this program. During the classroom discussions, hearing about what has worked for other people was helpful to understand the best practices for many kinds of situations.

HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE CHICAGO BOOTH FACULTY?

The Chicago Booth faculty is great! I think it’s effectively the same faculty that you would experience in an MBA program. So, a very very diverse faculty, with a global perspective. You’ll find that they are pretty much Booth professors based out of the University of Chicago. But overall really high-quality.

WHAT HAS YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE BEEN LIKE?

It is international in nature and brings in different perspectives from the University of Chicago Booth program – so it’s interesting because you get a good mix of the academics from the professors and real-life work experience from all of your peers. And then what’s really unique about this program is it’s in a global setting. Doing it in four cities around the world, in Hong Kong, India, London, and America, kind of wraps it all and gives you a global perspective. So, it’s been a pretty neat mix of interaction taking the academics, the practical experience, and into a global setting.

HOW HAS THE GLOBAL PEER GROUP IMPACTED YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE?

Yeah, it’s a very diverse crowd. Where I live in the United States, we have diversity but it’s not to the extent of this program. You interact with a lot of people from around the world – South America, Europe, India, China, other parts of Asia, so, having basically the world in a classroom is a pretty unique experience and I don’t think that most of the students would get that in their home base cities.

FEATURED PROGRAM

Chicago Booth ADP

Sep, 2022 - May, 2023

Chicago, New Delhi and London

The Chicago Booth Accelerated Development Program (Chicago Booth ADP) is a premier global executive development program from one of the best business schools in the world. This program actively engages participants in a collaborative learning environment with an accomplished peer group in Hong Kong, New Delhi, London, and Chicago.

Andrew Matheou - Managing Director BMO Capital Markets - Chicago Booth ADP
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